Re: DVD-ROM drive freezes Win98SE
"Stephen Davidson" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> G'day All!
> My problem,
> I've just recently installed a LiteOn 16X DVD-ROM drive replacing an
> AOpen 52X CDROM drive (which worked fine and caused no problems). Now
> whenever I put a CDROM disk into the DVD drive in Win98SE, it freezes
> the computer stone cold. I can't eject the CDROM and I have to reboot
> the puter.
> The DVD drive works fine under Win2000 or Red Hat Linux 8.0.
> I have a tri boot system in the following order -
> 1. Win98se (my main OS used)
> 2. Win 2000 with SP3
> 3. Red Hat Linux 8.0
> all in separate partitions using an AMD K6-2-550MHz CPU, FIC VA-503+
> Motherboard with 320Mb SDRAM, Quantum 40Gb and 3.2 Gb HDD's and LS120
> 3.5" superdrive.
> I've tried turning autorun off on the DVD drive and when a CD is put in
> the DVD drive, the puter won't freeze. However when I try to access the
> CD the puter will freeze completely (I can eject the CD however).
> I've tried removing the DVD drive in the Device Manager (which reappears
> on the next bootup) but gives the same freezing problems as above.
> I've had a look around the Microsoft Knowledge Base but there doesn't
> appear to be anything in it about this problem.
> I've booted with a Win98SE boot disk with CD drivers and I can access
> the CD's no probs.
> The DVD drive looks like it has the latest firware (CH11). The boot
> screen and device manager identify the DVD drive as JLMS XJ-HD165H.
> I've had a look around the LiteOn site but the FAQ/Problems sections
> don't have anything on this.
> It doesn't look like the drive is a dud, but it looks like it's a
> software/driver issue with Win98SE for some dumb reason.
> I've run out of ideas. Can anyone suggest what to try, or how to fix the
> freezing problem?
> Many thanks in advance!!
> Davo esq
Why not just lose the 98se install and use 2000 or xp which has better
support for the new devices.
I only use 98se on pc's like my non-mmx 233 who cant run xp
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